Flooring Structure

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How to Disassemble a Raised Floor

If you are installing any type of wiring or floor heating.

5 Ways to Compensate for Sloping Floors

Sloping floors are both unattractive and uncomfortable.

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How to Instal Flooring Underlayment

A good flooring underlayment provides cushioning and soundproofs the room.

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Steps To Laying A New Subfloor

Damaged subfloor can lead to drafts and leaks.

How to Install Masonry Joist Hangers

An important part of the construction of any floor and deck.

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How To Adjust A Threshold

A properly fitted threshold very seldom needs adjusting.

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How to Reinforce Floor Joists

You may need to reinforce if you have saggy floors.

What Is a Joist Hanger?

If you have joists they may be resting in joist hangers.

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Installing a Floor Joist

If you want to have a solid, reliable floor, install joists.

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Installing Floating Laminate Floor: How to Work Around Obstacles

How to install a floating laminate floor around obstacles.

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7 Tips for Painting a Floor Joist

The best way to paint the basement floor joists.

Install a Subfloor with Tongue and Groove Boards Part 1

Tongue and groove boards are used to build subfloors.

Cutting Floor Joists for Stairs

Joists hold up your roof, walls, floors, and ceilings too.

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Cork Floor Stain Removal Tips

Removing stains in a cork floor is not as hard as some people may think. Stain removal techniques, however,

When to Use Double and Triple Joist Hangers

Joist hangers enable a floor to support the weight placed on them.

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Building a Floating Floor on an Uneven Surface

Tricks to level-off the surface for a floating floor.

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How to Repair a Bouncy or Sagging Floor in the Middle of the Room

A sagging or bouncy floor is can be the source of much aggravation for homeowners. It can also pose a

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Are Raised Floors Better than Concrete Slab Floors?

Raised floors are a better, drier, and warmer alternative.

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How to Lay a Plywood Subfloor Part 1

A subfloor will help prevent moving or creaking.

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Lay a Floor Joist in 4 Steps

Laying a floor joist in a wood frame house is a simple procedure that can be done in 4 easy steps. Wood

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Covering over Linoleum Tile

It's possible to cover it without removing the old linoleum.

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Protecting A Wood Threshold

Wood thresholds take quite a pounding when you think about it. There they lie across a door way and virtually

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How to Install a Threshold

Create a barrier for dust & drafts by installing a threshold

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How to Install Transition Strips

These can finish off the edge of a floor and make the job look more professional.

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How to Remove Old Glue from Subflooring

When you want to remove or replace carpet or tile sheets on your subflooring, you will most likely find a nasty trace of glue residue once they are removed.

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Floor Trusses vs Floor Joists

Although they both function to support the flooring and building above it, there are important differences between flooring trusses and joists.

How to Reglue Linoleum Tiles

Linoleum tiles can be an amazing asset to any home. They look great but are also inexpensive and easy to install.

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How to Lay a Floating Subfloor over Concrete - Part One

Learn what kind of preparation you need to undertake before you can add a floating subfloor to your home.

Exposed floor joists under an old floor.
How to Replace Floor Joists

Keep your flooring or deck in tip top shape.

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Advantages and Disavantages of Platform Framing

Understand platform framing in home construction.

Someone spreading a self-leveling compound.
What Are the Drawbacks of Using a Self-Leveling Compound?

Self-leveling compounds work for some jobs but not others.